Brexit Day is a moment for both optimism and regret: Nick Ferrari
31 January 2020, 07:54 | Updated: 31 January 2020, 07:58
Nick Ferrari told his LBC listeners that he is feeling a mixture of optimism and regret as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
Boris Johnson will address the nation tonight to say that it marks a new era for the country.
But speaking on his LBC show, Nick Ferrari, who has supported Brexit throughout, revealed he has mixed emotions.
He said: "I'm looking forward to hearing what the Prime Minister says. Because this is not a moment for triumphalism.
"It is a moment to mark. It is a moment for some to celebrate.
"My emotions - I don't know if you can mix these two emotions - optimism and regret.
"Because I do regret that the European Union did not reform. I genuinely do regret that Britain was not able to persuade it to reform from its extraordinary positioning as some kind of federal superstate.
"So it's optimism, because I absolutely believe in this country, but it's regret that we're leaving some close friends - politically, not emotionally."
Watch his monologue at the top of the page.